1. Articles on oncogenetics


Diagnose hereditary cancer before symptoms appear - early treatment could be life-saving. Genetic testing for cancer-associated gene changes offers the possibility to find the best, specific treatment option for a patient, and to predict disease risk for both the patient and family members.

Articles on oncogenetics

  • PGL/PCC/GIST gene panel

    Paragangliomas (PGL) are tumors that arise from neuroendocrine tissues along the vertebrae. They can hypersecrete catecholamines or be non-secretory. Pheochromocytomas (PCC) are PGL tumors confined to the adrenal glands and usually secrete catecholamines. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are…

  • Ovarian cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological cancers, and the annual incidence of ovarian cancer is 12.1 per 100,000 women. Familial ovarian carcinoma has been described in the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome. Inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, HBOC…

  • Skin cancer panel

    Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. The main types of skin cancers are: basal-cell cancer (BCC), squamous-cell cancer (SCC), and melanoma.

  • Pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s most lethal malignant neoplasms, with a 5-year survival rate of about 5-7%. Pancreatic cancer now represents the fourth to fifth most frequent cause of cancer mortality in North America, Europe, and Japan. The incidence of pancreatic cancer varies greatly…

  • Breast cancer

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and it is the third leading cause of cancer death. Approximately 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The risk factors include increasing age, inheritance susceptibility, alcohol intake, breast tissue density, estrogen,…